SAMENA Daily News

'SAMENA Daily' - Archive

Previous Previous Next   Next

  SAMENA Daily - Industry News Briefing

SAMENA Telecommunications Council - Logo Industry News Briefing
December 5, 2021
Featured Member News
Innovation corner by Omantel at children’s public library resumes welcoming visitors
As COVID-19 restrictions ease, and children return to schools and facilities that boost experiential learning, Innovation Corner by Omantel at the Children’s Public Library in Qurm has announced that it has resumed welcoming guests...
Batelco reveals ‘BEYON Money’ the company’s new financial services brand
Batelco took a major step forward today, introducing its new BEYON Money brand, in line with its strategy to move beyond its core business and venture into the world of FinTech...
Member News
•  Biggest 5G coverage of the Formula 1 stc Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2021
Member Logo stc has completed its preparations for the launch of the Formula 1 stc Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2021 in Jeddah, providing the F1 circuit and all associated event venues with the latest technical equipment, including digital...
•  Eutelsat’s Konnect Africa and Vodacom partner to bring high-speed broadband to unserved regions of Tanzania
Member Logo Eutelsat Communications and Vodacom Tanzania PLC have signed a service agreement for packaged services to bring connectivity to underserved regions of Tanzania, leveraging Eutelsat’s EUTELSAT KONNECT high-throughput...
•  Tech Mahindra acquires 100% stake in Activus Connect, a leading provider of work at home customer experience management solutions
Member Logo The acquisition will bolster Tech Mahindra’s capabilities in emerging workplace solutions and strengthen end-to-end CX portfolio...
•  Addressing global challenges through openness and trust in tech
Member Logo Huawei held its TrustInTech Summit 2021 online, under the theme of "Global Collaboration for Shared Value"...
Recent Developments
•  Huawei and UNESCO to implement project in Africa for digital education systems
•  solutions by stc launches DaaS in partnership with Virganet, further empowering its cloud portfolio for B2B customers
•  Annual spending on cyber security expected to reach 3 billion Riyals in the Saudi market
•  UNICEF collaborates with Omantel for World Children’s Day activities
Policy and Regulation
SCRF decides on expansion of 5G frequencies in 4.4GHz-4.8GHz range
Russia’s State Commission for Radio Frequencies (SCRF) has decided to expand the range of frequencies earmarked for deployment of 5G networks in large cities, by allocating spectrum within the 4.4GHz-4.8GHz band for...
Telecom Authority releases draft regulation related to internet of things
The Nepal Telecommunications Authority has prepared a draft of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine Communications (M2M) Regulation Framework 2021 to legalise the system where physical objects are connected to...
South Asia
3G/4G subscribers reach 106 million in Pakistan
The number of 3G and 4G service users in Pakistan has significant increased and reached 106 million by end of October 2021...
Daraz commits to boosting E-Commerce innovation and growth in Sri Lanka
Daraz Sri Lanka aims to have at least 100,000 active and educated small and medium enterprises selling on its platform, which in turn could lead to at least 300,000-400,000 new jobs in Sri Lanka...
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
WaterBear Network expands streaming reach
To celebrate its first anniversary, free streaming platform WaterBear Network has completed its full worldwide expansion to bring its environmental content to Apple TV and Roku devices and now reach 194 countries...
Czech TV to update online video platform
The Czech public broadcaster Ceska Televize (CT) will launch a new generation of its iVysilani online video platform on December 6...
Global Telecom Update
Poland's Plus and Aero2 complete merger
Polsat Plus Group in Poland has officially announced the completion of the merger of its two mobile network subsidiaries, Polkomtel, trading under the Plus brand, and Aero2...
Micro Focus reveals Operations Bridge SaaS release
Micro Focus has announced the release of Operations Bridge – SaaS, combining the company’s Full-Stack AIOps platform with software-as-a-service...
Orange Business Services, Wirepas team for IoT smart tracking
Internet-of-things collaboration will focus on the ability to bring concrete results to businesses, such as saving time, and securing and traceability of assets...
Middle East
Qatar achieves breakthrough in mmWave 5G trial
Vodafone Qatar has announced its latest milestone in the development of its GigaNet 5G network, with the completion of Qatar’s first successful trial on the millimetre wave (mmWave) spectrum...
Microsoft executive praised Saudi Arabia’s progression towards its digital economy
Microsoft would contribute directly and indirectly to establishing the Kingdom’s strong and evolving digital structure, ramp up its digital transformation process, and support its ambitious vision of building a digital...
UAE's medical data platforms to be unified to create world-class healthcare system
Riayati, the digital platform with medical data of patient's records, will be linked to other local health authorities in the UAE to create a unified world-class healthcare system, the Ministry of Health and Prevention...
Most ME consumers switching to digital channels in 2022
The study will help consumer brands stay connected with the digital consumer and provide insights into preferred channels, design winning personalization strategies, and realize higher engagement with customers...
North Africa
Internet penetration reaches 93% in Morocco
The number of people with internet access reached nearly 34 million, with a penetration rate of 93%, showing an increase of more than 17% from last year, the report notes...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
T-Mobile, O2 switch off Czech 3G networks
Czech mobile operators T-Mobile and O2 switched of their respective 3G networks on 30 November, in line with previously disclosed deactivation timelines...
Telekom Malaysia signs up for country's 5G trials
Telekom Malaysia said it will be conducting 5G trials with a state-run agency ahead of a planned roll out of 5G network services this month...
Satellite & Internet
South Africa signs satellite navigation agreement with China
South Africa and China are developing closer ties in the space industry, and this now extends to satellite navigation...
Datagroup upgrading backbone infrastructure in Ukraine with Cisco
The project will use Routed Optical Networking and Converged SDN Transport solutions to enable higher throughput across Datagroup’s infrastructure nationwide, boosting operational efficiency by combining DWDM/IP...
About SAMENA Council
Board of Directors
Working Groups
Industry Matters
5G Development
Digital Services
Industry Fees & Taxation
Latest Open Consultations
Industry Issues
Position Papers
Articles & Industry Views
SAMENA Trends & Media
Industry Updates
SAMENA Council in Media
Video Content
Please add to your E-mail Safe List.

If you received this news update from a colleague and are interested in receiving your own copy, please contact us here »
Disclaimer: Information contained herein has been obtained from sources, which we deem reliable. SAMENA Telecommunications Council is not liable for any misinformed decisions that the reader may reach by being solely reliant on information contained herein. Expert advice should be sought.
To unsubscribe, click Manage Your Subscription below.
SAMENA Telecommunications Council